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Opinion: Charlie Hebdo stands firm

You have to give it to them: the remaining staff of Charlie Hebdo is not going to back down. While the tears over the loss of their colleagues probably are still flowing freely, the staff is resolute in its decision to publish Mohammed-cartoons in to

Opinion - Posted by on January 15, 2015

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Reader’s opinion on Caravanserai: “Compensation”

Dear Editor, We would like to express our extreme disappointment as timeshare owners at Caravanserai. The entire handling of this affair by Alegria was not only poorly executed, but highly unfair to the many owners who had implicit trust in the ti

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Opinion: the Paradox of freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is a weird animal. Trouw-columnist Ger Groot describes how he experienced this phenomenon after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris. “It was the first tweet I received on my time line, immediately after the press releases abo

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Prime Ministers Asjes (Curacao) and Gumbs (St. Maarten) strengthen ties

Prime Ministers Asjes (Curacao) and Gumbs (St. Maarten) strengthen ties

Ivar Asjes (l) presents a book to Marcel Gumbs entitled “Curacao: Religions, Rituals and Traditions.” Photo cabinet Prime Minister St. Maarten - Prime Ministers Marcel Gumbs and Ivar Asjes both dubbed the latter’s visit as important in e

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St. Maarten Parliament keeps silent on integrity-assessment

St. Maarten – It is easy to lose sight of a 250-page integrity report, but this is exactly what seems to be happening at this moment. Reason for Today to revisit the PricewaterhouseCoopers integrity-probe and to refresh the memory about the areas t

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Romelio Maduro: Drop in crude prices does not mean immediate drop for G.E.B.E.

St. Maarten —The drop in crude pricing does not mean that local utilities company G.E.B.E. will have a drop immediately because there is a delay in that process, according to G.E.B.E.’s managing director Romelio Maduro, who explained that G.E.B

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Lions serve community over Holidays

St. Maarten —In keeping with the motto of Lions international--“We Serve”—members of the local Lions Club served a number of Christmas meals with the full trimmings to members of the community. On December 25th members of St. Maarten Lion

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Gone Viral TV (GVTV) replaces G4 channel

St. Maarten -The G4 channel once aired on St. Maarten’s Cable TV channel 284 of the Solid Gold package went off the air during the month of December and has now been replaced with Gone Viral TV, managing director of the cable company Beulah Jonis e

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SAFE looks to foster stronger community ties in 2015

St. Maarten -SAFE SXM reiterated yesterday that it is open to dialogue, with any and all members of the community, as long as these conversations are carried out in a courteous manner. Already there have been discussions with religious and political

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Man O’ War Shoal Marine Park on St. Maarten among three recognized Dutch Caribbean parks

St. Maarten —The Man O’ War Shoal Marine Park on St. Maarten is among three parks in the Dutch Caribbean that has received international recognition as protected under the protocol concerning specially protected areas and wildlife. Nature cons

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St. Maarten student makes Dean’s list at U.S.A college

St. Maarten – 22-Year old former Sundial School student Shahyra Evers ,has made the dean’s list at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she has a grade point average (GPA) of 3.52, but is currently in n

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Witu board meeting Thursday

St. Maarten —The board of the Witu will meet this Thursday at 3:30pm to discuss and take decisions on a number of pertinent issues including issues reviewed and decided upon at the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) conference in Belize late last ye